What do you do when your work never leaves you?
It is truly a blessing to be a stay-at-home mommy yet sometimes the amount of work can start choking the life out of you. It is always there…always a constant. You do and do and do some more but there is always one more mess…one more thing that needs to be done.
I was feeling suffocated.
I needed out.
So I walked away.
And, as the Lord is EVER so good, He met me where I am and blessed with fresh perspective.
A evening stroll ~ blessings # 568 ~ 590
~ walking with the littles who are still so excited to be with mommy and daddy
~ allowing the older two to spread their wings a bit with the first tastes of freedom at home alone
~ a grouping of oak leaves striving for that summer green but remaining in a beautiful fall coat
~ milkweed on the side of the road
~ the anticipation of looking for monarch caterpillars on said milkweed come August
~ unexpected wildlife…
~ watching a meadowlark sing
~ seeing a woodpecker in his glorious black and white and red coat searching for evening insects
~ the deer peeking out from among the brush
~ the quench of thirst from a pit stop for soda
~ searching for tadpoles
~ seeing how a yarrow flower is both one beautiful big flower head made up of hundreds of tiny, perfectly detailed flower heads
~ a meadow in our own back yard
~ picking flowers for mommy
~ finding a mommy and daddy goose with their gosling
~ watching the chase
~ seeing the prize
~ finding a prairie coneflower amongst the weeds
~ the gift of picking wildflowers
~ the walk back home
~ legs tired from muscles working the hills
~ the land spread out in front of me
~ a glorious sunset
Praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD from the heavens, praise him in the heights above.
Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars.
Praise him, you hightest heavens and you waters above the skies.
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for he commanded and they were created.
He set them in place for ever and ever; he gave a decree that will never pass away.
Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
ligtning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding,
you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars,
wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds,
kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth,
young men and maidens, old men and children.
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted;
his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.